Maintenance Tips

  • Engine Care

    Engine Oil

    engine oil
    • Make sure vehicle is on a flat leveled surface
    • Start the engine and allow it to reach the normal operating temperature
    • Then, wait for five min for the oil to return back to pan
    • Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean and re-insert it fully
    • The level should be between the 2 dots( high and low)

    Engine Coolant Level

    engine coolant level

    Never attempt to remove the radiator cap whilst the engine is operating

    • The coolant level should be between F (MAX) and L (MIN) marks on the side of the coolant auxiliary tank, when the engine is cool
    • If the coolant level is low, bring the level to F (MAX), but do not overfill
      Checking The Brake Fluid Level

    Checking The Brake Fluid Level

    Checking the brake fluid level
    • Be sure the vehicle is on flat ground
    • The level of the brake and clutch fluid should be between MAX and MIN marks on the fluid container. Before removing the reservoir cap and adding brake fluid, clean the area around the reservoir cap thoroughly to prevent brake fluid contamination
    • If the level is low, add fluid to the MAX level
    • In case of spongy or hard or low brake efficiency, please contact the nearest authorised workshop

    Checking The Washer Fluid Level

    Checking the washer fluid level
    • Windshield washer fluid container contains a translucent liquid
    • Do not add detergent or solvent in the windshield washing water

    Power Steering Fluid

    Power steering fluid
    • The level of the power steering fluid shall be between the MIN and MAX marks on the sides of the power steering fluid container
    • If level falls below MIN, please add the recommended fluid
    • In case of leakage and hard steering, visit authorised workshop
    • Do not start the engine without oil, in power steering system
  • Battery care

    Power steering fluid
    • Check battery for corrosion on terminals
    • You can remove it and cover it with water and baking soda solution
    • Check the electrolyte level against the marking on the battery outer case
    • Keep the terminals dry
    • Keep the terminals coated with jelly

    Always disconnect the negative terminal first and reconnect it last

  • Tyres

    • Over a period of time, wear pattern of the Front tyres is seen to be different when compared to the Rear ones
    • Hence, tyre rotation should be done at TML at recommended intervals so that wear pattern of all the tyres become uniform. This helps in increasing life of the tyres and vehicle handling and ride. Please refer to your owner manual for tyre rotation pattern
    • Maintain tyre pressures as per recommendations to ensure smooth ride and better tyre life

    Tyre Inflation

    Properly inflated tyres give you the best combination of riding comfort, tyre life and fuel economy.

    Tyres

    Over inflated tyres are more prone to uneven wear and damage from road hazards. They make the car ride bumpy and harsh.

    Under inflated tyres reduce your comfort in car handling and are prone to wearing out due to high temperature caused by increased friction. They cause uneven wear and more fuel consumption due to rolling resistance.

     

    Recommended Tyre Pressure For Unloaded Vehicle :

    Vechile Front Rear
    Indica 30 psi 28 psi
    Safari 26 psi 26 psi
    Sumo 32 psi 35 psi
    Indigo 28 psi 28 psi
  • Exterior Care

    • In order to protect your vehicle from corrosion, it is recommended that you wash your vehicle thoroughly and frequently
    • There is a heavy accumulation of dirt and mud, especially on the underbody
    • The underbody must be thoroughly pressure washed after every three months
    • Regularly inspect your vehicle for any damage in the paint film such as deep scratches and immediately get them repaired from any authorized service outlet, as these defects tend to accelerate corrosion
    • Inspect mud liners for damages
    • Keep all drain holes clear from clogging
  • Interior Care

    • Prevent perfume and cosmetic oil from contacting the dashboard. If they do, wipe off immediately
    • Remove dust and loose dirt from the upholstery using a vacuum cleaner, at regular intervals
    • If the interior glass surface of the vehicle become fogged due to deposition of oily, greasy and waxy film, the same must be cleaned using a glass cleaner
    • If the carpet becomes wet, do not let it be there for long, it may create a musty smell and corrode the floor

     

    Wiper Care

    • Wiper blade attack angle on windshield glass should be 900  i.e. perpendicular
    • Remove wiper blade and root wiper arm on windshield glass in the centre position. Check the gap between arm strip and glass
  • Genral Emergency Service Tips

    These tips are to be followed in case of an emergency. The vehicle should then be attended to, in an Authorised Service outlet.


    Sr. No

    Problem Observed

    Probable Cause

    Action to be taken

    1

    Engine not cranking

    Loose or bad battery / electrical connections

    Check ignition fuse. Clean and tighten connections.

    2

    Engine cranks but does not start

    Air in the fuel system

    Get the air removed by bleeding.

    3

    Engine overheats

    Engine fan not working

    Check / replace the cooling fan fuse.

    4

    Non-functional electrical accessories such as power windows, head lamps, fuel and temp. gauge, RPM meter, wiper and washer unit and all lamps

    Fuse blown in the circuit. Loose connectors. Circuit relay / controllers loose in the base.

    Replace the fuse, if blown. Get the Connection properly tightened / fixed. Fix the relay firmly.

  • Good Driving Practices

    • Gear shifting should be gradual according to varying speeds. Avoid rapid acceleration and prolonged high-speed running of the engine while using the new vehicle, for the first 1500-1800 km of operation
    • Slow down before shifting to a lower gear. This will help for avoiding revving of the engine causing damage
    • Avoid frequent brake application which can cause overheating of brakes
    • Slower the vehicle speed while travelling in cross winds. This gives much better control over the vehicle
    • Avoid high speed when cornering or turning
    • Make sure that vehicle is completely stationary before you attempt to shift in reverse gear. This will avoid damage to the transaxle
    • Drive slowly on wet roads. Wet roads reduce vehicle traction and affect your ability to stop and accelerate

    When the vehicle leaves the roadway, do not steer sharply. Slow down slightly before pulling back into the travel lanes.

Disclaimer- All the information is in general for your specific model please refer to your owner’s manual.